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Travel ban issued for Genesee County

The Sheriff's Office has just announced a travel ban for Genesee County.

More details when they become available.

Official announcement:

Effective immediately, the previously issued travel advisory is being upgraded to a travel ban for all of Genesee County until further notice. A travel ban means no travel for anyone but emergency vehicles which includes police, ambulance, snow plows, etc. Blowing and drifting snow are creating impassable roads. In addition, accidents and stranded vehicles are blocking roadways and creating unsafe traveling conditions for motorists.

Sheriff Maha stated, “For the safety of the residents of Genesee County, please stay home or where you are until conditions improve.”

UPDATE: We spoke with Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble, who reiterated that the purpose of the travel ban is to get all non-essential traffic off the road. That means, of course, stay home, but it also means stay where you are. If you're at work, stay at work. The travel ban will remain in place until the weather emergency is over. The storm is supposed to lift in the morning. Dibble compared this blizzard to 1977, which came on without warning and there was no end in sight. For the blizzard of '14, we had advance warning and we seem to have a definitive end time. "We've seen it coming for days. There's no reason for people not to be prepared," Dibble said. Driving in violation of the travel ban could lead to a citation, not to mention an accident or getting stranded.

Bea McManis
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travel ban isn't stopping cars and 18 wheelers from speeding down rt 5 as if it was July. closing the 90 only made traffic here worse.

Dave Meyer
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3rd robo call with the same information in 2 hours.

OK....I get it! I wasn't going anywhere anyway.

It's a good tool, but they're like a kid with a new toy. #enoughalready

Dave Meyer
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3rd robo call with the same information in 2 hours.

OK....I get it! I wasn't going anywhere anyway.

It's a good tool, but they're like a kid with a new toy. #enoughalready

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